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Duration of human chorionic gonadotropin surveillance for partial hydatidiform moles.
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PMID:  15902109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Partial hydatidiform moles infrequently progress to gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal duration of human chorionic gonadotropin surveillance. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical follow-up of all women who were diagnosed with partial hydatidiform mole at our institution from 1983 to 2003. RESULTS: One hundred sixty-three patients were identified with a median age of 23 years (range, 14-42 years). Seventy-four patients (45%) attained undetectable levels of human chorionic gonadotropin; none of the patients had gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. Forty patients completed the 6 months of recommended follow-up; 6 patients conceived during surveillance, and 28 patients did not return for any further office visits 1 to 5 months after achieving remission. Eighty-three patients (51%) were lost to follow-up before normalization of human chorionic gonadotropin. Six women (4%) had stage I gestational trophoblastic neoplasia during surveillance. CONCLUSION: Our results support the suggestion that a single undetectable human chorionic gonadotropin level after evacuation is sufficient follow-up to ensure remission in patients with partial hydatidiform moles.
Isaac Lavie; Gautam G Rao; Diego H Castrillon; David S Miller; John O Schorge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  192     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-19     Completed Date:  2005-06-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1362-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75390-9032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood*
Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasms / blood,  diagnosis,  epidemiology,  pathology
Hydatidiform Mole / blood*,  surgery
Neoplasm Staging
Population Surveillance*
Postoperative Period
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin

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